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Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking: When encountering thoughts that make you fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense. Focus on the reality of your situation and not on your thoughts.
Carry a small notebook of positive statements with you: Whenever you come across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in a small notebook that you can carry around with you in your pocket. Whenever you feel depressed, open up your small notebook and read those statements.
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Take a break: Some people get depressed and have a difficult time getting through the day. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do to get their mind off of the problem.
A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things.
Take advantage of the help that
is available around you: If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with addi- tional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem.
• 1 in 10 will wander
• Many will be unable to return on their own
• Law enforcement is engaged locally
• Movement matters
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• Caregiver support is essential
• Documentation supports caregiver
• Research is finding solutions
• Training helps all caregivers
• Personal I.D. Bracelet*
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• Respite Care
• Senior I.D.*
• Annual community updates
• Training 30 minutes to 16 hours
Okay, I have resisted the popular ‘grain bowl’ phase and finally decided to try it. I guess they always looked a little one-color and drab, but it doesn’t have to be because you can add your favor- ite veggies to make it more appetizing. Besides being a fast meal, it is easy to multiply for the number of servings you need. And you feel healthy eating it too!
• One microwave packet (8,8 oz size) of quinoa and brown rice (or your choice), cooked according to package
• One package frozen diced butternut squash, cooked according to package
• Salt, pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar to taste
• One half meat from cooked rotisserie chicken (or frozen grilled chicken strips, thawed)
• 2-3 tablespoons Greek or Italian salad dressing
• Roasted and salted cashews
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Additional salad dressing for serving
Cook grain according to package
and put in bottom of two serving bowls. Cook squash according to package, drain, and add salt, pepper, cinnamon, and brown sugar to taste. Put on top of grain. Mix cooked chicken and salad dressing together, adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and microwave until hot, divide between the two bowls. Top with cashews and additional salad dress- ing if you like. This serves two.
There are lots of combinations so
use any grain you like such as ancient, flax, rice, etc. Some good veggie options could be shredded carrots (uncooked), frozen peas and carrots or Brussel sprouts cooked according to package
for example. You could add hard-boiled eggs, change chicken to ham, or cooked ground beef, or cubed turkey. Sauces could be ranch dressing, guacamole, and salsa. Combinations are endless and it is all up to your taste.
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Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get the best of them. As a result, here are some techniques that a person can use to help manage their depression.
large group of people in the next few days. Before the big day comes, imag- ine yourself playing the game in your mind. By doing this, you will be better prepared when the time comes.
Use Self-Visualization: Sometimes, we can get anxious over a task that we will have to perform in the near future. When this happens, visualize your- self doing the task in your mind. For instance, you have to play in the cham- pionship volleyball game in front of a
Take it one day at a time: Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems.
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